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We have a small window of opportunity to protect wolves across the states, but we urgently need your help if we're going to make this happen.
Last month, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) announced they
were delaying their previously-announced proposal to strip the nation's
gray wolves of Endangered Species Act protections. This is welcome news
in the short-term, but we need to permanently stop this proposal.
Wolves in some areas of the country have recovered and we celebrate that success. However, this broad-brushed approach would put still-recovering wolves in the Pacific Northwest, southern Rocky Mountains, California, and eastern United States at real risk of never bouncing back. In areas where wolves have already lost Endangered Species Act protections, some states have allowed hunters to kill up to 60 percent of the existing populations--including wolf pups!
The FWS has issued an indefinite delay on delisting gray wolves, but they could lift that stay at any time. Please ask Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell not to delist gray wolves in the United States until they have recovered.